In just a few short days, photographer John Moore's heartbreaking image of a 2-year-old Honduran asylum-seeker crying for her mother at the U.S.-Mexico border has become the hard-to-look-at symbol of President Trump's new zero-tolerance immigration policy — one that has resulted in the separation of at least 2,000 children from their parents since it went into effect in April.
Moore, a Pulitzer Prize winner and special correspondent for Getty Images (which owns FOTO), has been documenting the immigrant experience for a decade, riding along with both Border Patrol agents and immigrant trains in order to get the story. Here, he tells FOTO about the June 12 ride-along that resulted in the emblematic picture — not to mention the other heartbreaking photos he captured of this mother and child.
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